The Reading / Listening - Data Breach - Level 6

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the data breach that was revealed last week. Mr Zuckerberg took out full-page advertisements in broadsheet newspapers in the UK and US to make his apology for the data privacy scandal. Zuckerberg was being criticized for being too slow to respond to the news. Personal data on up to 50 million users was used by a U.S. political consultancy called Cambridge Analytica. This company is accused of using the leaked data to benefit Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Zuckerberg said: "This was a breach of trust, and I am sorry....We're now taking steps to make sure this doesn't happen again." The apology made no mention of Cambridge Analytica.



Mr Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook could and should have done more to protect user data and to stop it being exploited. Reports are now circulating that Facebook was warned its data protection was too weak back in 2011. Mr Zuckerberg outlined the actions Facebook would take going forward. He said: "We're investigating every single app that had access to large amounts of data before we fixed this. We expect there are others. And when we find them, we will ban them and tell everyone affected." The value of Facebook has fallen by $75 billion this week; Zuckerberg's wealth fell by $10 billion. There has also been a surge in users abandoning their Facebook pages, in online calls to #deletefacebook.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Data Breach - Level 4  or  Data Breach - Level 5

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43532948
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/03/25/zuckerberg-takes-out-ads-apologize-facebook-data-misuse-crisis-intensifies/456953002/
  • http://fortune.com/2018/03/25/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-ad/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. DATA BREACH: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about data breach. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       boss / revealed / advertisements / newspapers / too slow / political / campaign /
       protect / user data / protection / investigating / app / value / wealth / surge / online
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. UNSAFE: Students A strongly believe our private information is not safe online; Students B strongly believe it is.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. WEBSITES: What are the good and bad things about these websites? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Good

Bad

Facebook

 

 

Amazon

 

 

Twitter

 

 

Google

 

 

Wikipedia

 

 

eBay

 

 

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5. DATA: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "data". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. APPS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best apps at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • games
  • photos
  • social media
  • music
  • money
  • English study
  • weather
  • news

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. revealed a. An action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public anger.
      2. broadsheet b. Of secret information become known because someone making it available.
      3. scandal c. Made unknown information known to people.
      4. criticized d. A more serious newspaper with a large format (paper size).
      5. respond e. Indicate the faults of someone or something in an unfavourable way.
      6. leaked f. Do or say something in reply.
      7. trust g. A strong belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

    Paragraph 2

      8. acknowledged h. Regard something as likely to happen.
      9. exploited i. Accepted something as being true.
      10. circulating j. Get or examine data or a file.
      11. access k. An abundance of valuable possessions or money.
      12. expect l. Used a situation or person in an unfair or selfish way.
      13. wealth m. A sudden large increase, typically a brief one that happens during an otherwise stable or quiet period.
      14. surge n. Passing or causing to pass from place to place or person to person.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Mark Zuckerberg took out adverts in tabloid newspapers.     T / F
  2. Over 50 million people may have had their data exploited.     T / F
  3. The data was used to support Donald Trump in 2016.     T / F
  4. Mr Zuckerberg apologized for Cambridge Analtyica.     T / F
  5. Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook should have done more to protect data.     T / F
  6. Facebook will look at data use from every single app.     T / F
  7. Mark Zuckerberg's personal fortune fell by $20 billion.     T / F
  8. The hashtag #deletefacebook is making users abandon the site.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. apologized
  2. revealed
  3. criticized
  4. benefit
  5. mention
  6. acknowledged
  7. circulating
  8. investigating
  9. affected
  10. surge
  1. touched
  2. denounced
  3. accepted
  4. reference
  5. spreading
  6. expressed regret
  7. looking into
  8. increase
  9. disclosed
  10. assist

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. the data breach that was
  2. took out full-
  3. broadsheet
  4. leaked
  5. This was a breach
  6. should have done
  7. We're investigating every
  8. We expect there
  9. Zuckerberg's wealth
  10. There has also been a
  1. more
  2. of trust
  3. are others
  4. revealed last week
  5. fell by $10 billion
  6. newspapers
  7. surge in users
  8. data
  9. single app
  10. page advertisements

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
broadsheet
leaked
scandal
mention
revealed
steps
breach
respond

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the data breach that was (1) ____________ last week. Mr Zuckerberg took out full-page advertisements in (2) ____________ newspapers in the UK and US to make his apology for the data privacy (3) ____________. Zuckerberg was being criticized for being too slow to (4) ____________ to the news. Personal data on up to 50 million users was used by a U.S. political consultancy called Cambridge Analytica. This company is accused of using the (5) ____________ data to benefit Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Zuckerberg said: "This was a (6) ____________ of trust, and I am sorry.... We're now taking (7) ____________ to make sure this doesn't happen again." The apology made no (8) ____________ of Cambridge Analytica.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
exploited
wealth
single
acknowledged
surge
data
weak
ban

Mr Zuckerberg (9) ____________ that Facebook could and should have done more to protect user (10) ____________ and to stop it being (11) ____________. Reports are now circulating that Facebook was warned its data protection was too (12) ____________ back in 2011. Mr Zuckerberg outlined the actions Facebook would take going forward. He said: "We're investigating every (13) ____________ app that had access to large amounts of data before we fixed this. We expect there are others. And when we find them, we will (14) ____________ them and tell everyone affected." The value of Facebook has fallen by $75 billion this week; Zuckerberg's (15) ____________ fell by $10 billion. There has also been a (16) ____________ in users abandoning their Facebook pages, in online calls to #deletefacebook.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Zuckerberg apologized for the data breach that was ______
     a.  reveal it last week
     b.  reveled last week
     c.  reviled last week
     d.  revealed last week
2)  Mr Zuckerberg took out full-page advertisements in ______
     a.  broadsheet newspapers
     b.  broadly sheet newspapers
     c.  bland sheet newspapers
     d.  brought sheet newspapers
3)  Zuckerberg was being criticized for being too slow to ______
     a.  responded to the news
     b.  respond to the news
     c.  responds to the news
     d.  responding to the news
4)  This company is accused of using the ______
     a.  leaky data
     b.  leaked data
     c.  leakage data
     d.  leak it data
5)  The apology made ______ Cambridge Analytica
     a.  not mention of
     b.  no mention for
     c.  no mentioned of
     d.  no mention of

6)  Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook could and should have done more to ______
     a.  protect usage data
     b.  protect use a data
     c.  protect user data
     d.  protect use are data
7)  Reports are now circulating that Facebook was warned its data protection ______
     a.  was too wreak
     b.  was two weeks
     c.  was to wick
     d.  was too weak
8)  Zuckerberg outlined the actions Facebook would take ______
     a.  go in forward
     b.  go in backward
     c.  go win forward
     d.  going forward
9)  And when we find them, we will ban them and tell ______
     a.  everyone's affected
     b.  everyone affectation
     c.  everyone affected
     d.  everyone affect it
10)  There has also been a ______ users
     a.  as urge in
     b.  surge in
     c.  search in
     d.  searching

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg (1) ___________________ data breach that was revealed last week. Mr Zuckerberg (2) ___________________ advertisements in broadsheet newspapers in the UK and US to make his apology for the data privacy scandal. Zuckerberg (3) ___________________ for being too slow to respond to the news. Personal data on up to 50 million users was used by a U.S. (4) ___________________ Cambridge Analytica. This company is accused of using (5) ___________________ to benefit Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Zuckerberg said: "This was a breach of trust, and I am sorry.... We're (6) ___________________ make sure this doesn't happen again." The apology made no mention of Cambridge Analytica.

Mr Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook could and should have done more to protect user data and to stop (7) ___________________. Reports are now circulating that Facebook was warned its data protection was too weak back in 2011. Mr Zuckerberg (8) ___________________ Facebook would take going forward. He said: "We're investigating every single app that had (9) ___________________ amounts of data before we fixed this. We expect there are others. And when we find them, we will ban them and (10) ___________________." The value of Facebook has fallen by $75 billion this week; Zuckerberg's (11) ___________________ $10 billion. There has also been a surge (12) ___________________ their Facebook pages, in online calls to #deletefacebook.

Comprehension questions

  1. What kind of newspapers did Facebook puts ads in to apologize?
  2. What is Mark Zuckerberg being criticized for?
  3. How many users may have had their data exploited?
  4. What kind of company is Cambridge Analytica?
  5. What is Facebook taking to ensure there is not another data breach?
  6. What could and should Facebook have done to protect data?
  7. When was Facebook warned about its weak data protection?
  8. What is Facebook now investigating?
  9. How much less is Mark Zuckerberg worth since the scandal began?
  10. What is the hashtag that is encouraging users to close their page?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  What kind of newspapers did Facebook puts ads in to apologize?
a) free newspapers
b) broadsheets
c) tabloids
d) online newspapers
2) What is Mark Zuckerberg being criticized for?
a) protecting his own data
b) defending Facebook
c) not listening
d) apologizing late
3) How many users may have had their data exploited?
a) around 50 million
b) 50,000,000
c) up to 50 million
d) less than 50 million
4) What kind of company is Cambridge Analytica?
a) a political consultancy
b) a university
c) a shady one
d) an encyclopaedia publisher
5) What is Facebook taking to ensure there is not another data breach?
a) money
b) steps
c) people to court
d) servers and hard drives

6) What could and should Facebook have done to protect data?
a) more
b) nothing
c) added SSL security
d) strengthened its servers
7) When was Facebook warned about its weak data protection?
a) last year
b) 2014
c) 2011
d) 2009
8) What is Facebook now investigating?
a) apps
b) protection systems
c) security staff
d) Cambridge Analytica
9) How much less is Mark Zuckerberg worth since the scandal began?
a) $10,000,000,000,000
b) $10,000,000
c) $100,000,000
d) $10,000,000,000
10) What is the hashtag that is encouraging users to close their page?
a) #savefacebook
b) #deletefacebook
c) #unfacebook
d) #nomorefacebook

Role play

Role  A – Money
You think money apps are the best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their apps. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): news apps, social media apps or games apps.

Role  B – News
You think news apps are the best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their apps. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): money apps, social media apps or games apps.

Role  C – Social Media
You think social media apps are the best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their apps. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): news apps, money apps or games apps.

Role  D – Games
You think games apps are the best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their apps. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why):  news apps, social media apps or money apps.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'private'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'data'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • more
    • weak
    • single
    • ban
    • week
    • surge
    • last
    • slow
    • political
    • leaked
    • sorry
    • mention




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Facebook apologizes after data breach

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'online'?
    3. What do you think of Facebook?
    4. How much do you worry about your private information online?
    5. How much damage will this do to Facebook?
    6. Why do you think Mr Zuckerberg was slow to respond to this news?
    7. Does Mr Zuckerberg's apology go far enough?
    8. What should happen to the political consultancy in this story?
    9. What steps does Facebook need to take?
    10. What advice do you have for Mark Zuckerberg?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'privacy'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about this news?
    5. What do you think of companies that sell your mail address?
    6. How much do you trust online companies with your data?
    7. What actions could users whose details were leaked take?
    8. Will Facebook still be going in 20 years from now?
    9. What would happen if many people left Facebook?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Mark Zuckerberg?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the data (1) ____ that was revealed last week. Mr Zuckerberg took out full-page advertisements in (2) ____ newspapers in the UK and US to make his apology for the data privacy scandal. Zuckerberg was being criticized for being too slow to (3) ____ to the news. Personal data on up to 50 million users was used by a U.S. political consultancy called Cambridge Analytica. This company is accused (4) ____ using the leaked data to benefit Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Zuckerberg said: "This was a breach of (5) ____, and I am sorry.... We're now taking steps to make sure this doesn't happen again." The apology made (6) ____ mention of Cambridge Analytica.

    Mr Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook could and should have done more to protect user data and to stop it being (7) ____. Reports are now circulating that Facebook was warned its data protection was too weak back in 2011. Mr Zuckerberg (8) ____ the actions Facebook would take going forward. He said: "We're investigating every single app that had (9) ____ to large amounts of data before we fixed this. We expect there are (10) ____. And when we find them, we will ban them and tell everyone (11) ____." The value of Facebook has fallen by $75 billion this week; Zuckerberg's wealth fell by $10 billion. There has also been a (12) ____ in users abandoning their Facebook pages, in online calls to #deletefacebook.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     breech     (b)     break     (c)     broach     (d)     breach    
    2. (a)     broadside     (b)     broadcast     (c)     broadly     (d)     broadsheet    
    3. (a)     responded     (b)     respond     (c)     responsive     (d)     response    
    4. (a)     by     (b)     at     (c)     of     (d)     on    
    5. (a)     trust     (b)     trusted     (c)     trusty     (d)     trusts    
    6. (a)     no     (b)     not     (c)     non     (d)     none    
    7. (a)     exploitative     (b)     exploitation     (c)     exploits     (d)     exploited    
    8. (a)     outlined     (b)     lined     (c)     aligned     (d)     maligned    
    9. (a)     excess     (b)     access     (c)     recess     (d)     assess    
    10. (a)     another     (b)     other     (c)     others     (d)     the other    
    11. (a)     reflected     (b)     infected     (c)     affected     (d)     perfected    
    12. (a)     purge     (b)     surge     (c)     urge     (d)     dirge

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

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    (...)  app that had access to large amounts of data before we fixed this. We expect there
    (...)  in users abandoning their Facebook pages, in online calls to #deletefacebook.
    (...)  weak back in 2011. Mr Zuckerberg outlined the actions Facebook would take going forward. He said: "We're investigating every single
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    (...)  is accused of using the leaked data to benefit Donald Trump's 2016 presidential
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    Put the words in the right order

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    4. up   on   to   50   million   users   .   Personal   data
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    10. pages   .   A   users   abandoning   surge   Facebook   in   their

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the data breach that was revealed / revealing last week. Mr Zuckerberg took out full-page advertisements in / on broadsheet newspapers in the UK and US to make his apologize / apology for the data privacy scandal. Zuckerberg was being criticized for being too slow to respond / response to the news. Personal data on up to 50 million uses / users was used by a U.S. political consultancy called Cambridge Analytica. This company is accused for / of using the leaky / leaked data to benefit Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Zuckerberg said: "This was a breach of trust / trusty, and I am sorry.... We're now taking stairs / steps to make sure this doesn't happen again." The apology made no / not mention of Cambridge Analytica.

    Mr Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook could and should have done more to protect user data and to stop it being exploitative / exploited. Reports are now circulatory / circulating that Facebook was warned its data protection was too weak back / then in 2011. Mr Zuckerberg outlined the actions Facebook would take going / being forward. He said: "We're investigating every / all single app that had access to large amount / amounts of data before we fixed this. We expect there are others. And when we find them, we will bin / ban them and tell everyone affected." The value of / for Facebook has fallen by $75 billion this week; Zuckerberg's wealth fell by $10 billion. There has also been a splurge / surge in users abandoning their Facebook pages, in online calls / shouts to #deletefacebook.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    facebook boss mark zuckerberg apologized for the data breach that was revealed last week mr zuckerberg took out fullpage advertisements in broadsheet newspapers in the uk and us to make his apology for the data privacy scandal zuckerberg was being criticized for being too slow to respond to the news personal data on up to 50 million users was used by a us political consultancy called cambridge analytica this company is accused of using the leaked data to benefit donald trumps 2016 presidential campaign zuckerberg said this was a breach of trust and i am sorry were now taking steps to make sure this doesnt happen again the apology made no mention of cambridge analytica

    mr zuckerberg acknowledged that facebook could and should have done more to protect user data and to stop it being exploited reports are now circulating that facebook was warned its data protection was too weak back in 2011 mr zuckerberg outlined the actions facebook would take going forward he said were investigating every single app that had access to large amounts of data before we fixed this we expect there are others and when we find them we will ban them and tell everyone affected the value of facebook has fallen by 75 billion this week zuckerbergs wealth fell by 10 billion there has also been a surge in users abandoning their facebook pages in online calls to deletefacebook

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    FacebookbossMarkZuckerbergapologizedforthedatabreachthatwas
    revealedlastweek.MrZuckerbergtookoutfull-pageadvertisementsin
    broadsheetnewspapersintheUKandUStomakehisapologyforthedata
    privacyscandal.Zuckerbergwasbeingcriticizedforbeingtooslowtores
    pondtothenews.Personaldataonupto50millionuserswasusedbyaU.S
    .politicalconsultancycalledCambridgeAnalytica.Thiscompanyisaccu
    sedofusingtheleakeddatatobenefitDonaldTrump's2016presidential
    campaign.Zuckerbergsaid:"Thiswasabreachoftrust,andIamsorry....
    We'renowtakingstepstomakesurethisdoesn'thappenagain."Theapol
    ogymadenomentionofCambridgeAnalytica.MrZuckerbergacknowle
    dgedthatFacebookcouldandshouldhavedonemoretoprotectuserdat
    aandtostopitbeingexploited.ReportsarenowcirculatingthatFacebook
    waswarneditsdataprotectionwastooweakbackin2011.MrZuckerberg
    outlinedtheactionsFacebookwouldtakegoingforward.Hesaid:"We're
    investigatingeverysingleappthathadaccesstolargeamountsofdatab
    eforewefixedthis.Weexpectthereareothers.Andwhenwefindthem,w
    ewillbanthemandtelleveryoneaffected."ThevalueofFacebookhasfall
    enby$75billionthisweek;Zuckerberg'swealthfellby$10billion.There
    hasalsobeenasurgeinusersabandoningtheirFacebookpages,inonline
    callsto#deletefacebook.

    Free writing

    Write about data breach for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    It is becoming too dangerous to put our personal information online. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. DATA BREACHES: Make a poster about data breaches. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Write a magazine article about the CEOs of companies that misuse our personal information being given lengthy prison sentences. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on data breaches. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how we can stay safer online. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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